Plays

Prithvi Theatre has performances Tuesday to Sunday every week (closed for maintenance and Technical Rehearsals on Monday) through the year with over 643 shows a year and an average audience attendance of 77%.

There are plays in Hindi, English, Marathi and Gujarati. Ticket prices vary from Rs 150 to Rs 500. Regular show timings are 6 pm & 9pm, though groups sometimes opt for other times. During Summertime, we offer a season of plays for children, and every November, the theatre becomes home to the annual Prithvi Theatre Festival.

Festival

Our annual celebration of theatre. First held in 1983, the Prithvi Theatre Festival has become an annual event in the Mumbai calendar. There is no one theme - the Festival simply seeks to explore and celebrate theatre in its diversity - local, national, international; old traditions, new forms, cross-currents - and to share theatre with our audiences.

The focus of the Festival varies from year to year - in the past, festivals have focused on :

  • Local Mumbai groups,
  • Indian Theatre - showcasing groups from across India,
  • International Theatre - featured international groups.
Some festivals have also been theme based - the 2007 Festival was Mumbai Musicals, featuring musicals by Mumbai groups, while the 2006 Festival, celebrating Prithviraj Kapoor's birth centenary, took as its theme his theatre company's motto - Kala Desh Ki Seva Mein - and invited groups from across India which sought to deal with contemporary socio-political issues in their work.

The Festival also includes exhibitions on a theatre personality or movement every two years :
  • 2004 exhibition on Habib Tanvir and Naya Theatre
  • 2006 exhibition on Prithviraj Kapoor & Prithvi Theatres
  • 2008 exhibition on Satyadev Dubey

Every exhibition gets turned into an exciting yearbook, a delicious theatre memorabilia which is available for you at the Prithvi Bookshop, Prithvi Theatre.

Summertime

Prithvi focuses an entire Season for children during the Summer Holidays with various activities for the young between the ages of 3 to 100yrs!!!!

Plays for children are programmed at 11am and 3pm every day of the week during the Season

Held since 1991 the idea is to develop a future audience for theatre and unleash creativity in the youth.

Memorial Concert

Our annual concert.

Prithvi Theatre's intimate and acoustically wonderful space is also ideal for Classical music, both vocal and instrumental. As part of the 2nd Prithvi Festival in 1985, Ustad Zakir Hussain and Pandit Shivkumar Sharma performed to a spellbound audience on the 28th of February. The experience of hearing the Suntoor and Tabla up close, un-amplified, and in their acoustic purity was a rare and amazing experience, bringing alive the traditional 'baithak' experience.

Since 1985 Ustad Zakir Hussain has kept his 'date' with Prithvi Theatre - by personally designing magical evenings of musical encounters at Prithvi on 28th February, every year.

Over the years, these evenings have included an amazing line-up of musical legends, and young aspiring musicians, both national and international, from genres ranging from classical, fusion, jazz to folk music.